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  • Stop Looking for the Bottom (You can't swim with your feet on the floor)

    6/27/2016 5:54:54 PM, by GORIANA

    Today marks five years since the first time I swam the length of a pool (25 yards) doing the freestyle without stopping! I am still as excited ab... Read more

  • Discombobulated...

    6/13/2016 11:11:01 PM, by ADLINS

    That's the best word for now. I've got another week before the movers come, but the house is 75% packed. There is just still a bunch of clutter. ... Read more

  • Craziness ensues...

    5/29/2016 5:11:27 PM, by ADLINS

    Well, it's been awhile. I have one session left with the personal trainer. I don't think I lost weight since embarking on this, but I have gained... Read more

  • Just q little down and out

    4/26/2016 12:13:42 AM, by MARTHAR3

    fluid retention is back so have to take more lasix. I can breathe but running to the bathroom is old. Then the blood thinner made m blood to thin... Read more

  • Post Challenge - Keeping on

    4/24/2016 7:05:02 PM, by ADLINS

    Thanks for the comments last week. I am excited about the new job and the new city and even a new place to live. I love my house, but I'm very mu... Read more

  • Challenge - Complete

    4/17/2016 9:28:24 PM, by ADLINS

    I can't believe it's been a month since my last blog post. The Challenge officially ended a couple of weeks ago, but somehow, I had sessions lef... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 11

    3/20/2016 8:52:59 PM, by ADLINS

    I can't believe there is just one more week to the challenge! Because I get two days off for Spring Break, I was able to do an extra workout thi... Read more

  • February review

    3/14/2016 1:30:14 PM, by GORIANA

    Here is what I've done last month to achieve the goals for the year: 1) Naples Island Swim (August 2016, Long Beach, CA) I'm not sure I'm p... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 10

    3/13/2016 7:57:07 PM, by ADLINS

    Well, this was the supposed to be the first week of pairing down to two days with the trainer. Thanks to allergies, which I'm blaming on the wea... Read more

  • Night time snacking

    3/9/2016 7:13:41 PM, by KCOPEN

    I have been doing well this week with not eating a snack in the evening. I have found I don't loose if I eat snacks after dinner.... Read more

  • Night time snacking

    3/9/2016 7:13:40 PM, by KCOPEN

    I have been doing well this week with not eating a snack in the evening. I have found I don't loose if I eat snacks after dinner.... Read more

  • Sooooo different this time

    3/8/2016 3:12:20 PM, by MAJACH3

    Well, I lost my Christmas/New Year's weight gain and I am continuing to lose...very...slowly. But as I've mentioned in my posts since Sept, this... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 9

    3/6/2016 8:27:55 PM, by ADLINS

    I can't believe Week 9 has ended. Among the exercises we did this week, we did the kettlebell one that killed my hamstrings the last time. In f... Read more

  • Every time feels like the last time...

    3/1/2016 7:58:01 AM, by CATHM26

    Good morning, So, I read a post yesterday where someone was saying they don't like to tell anyone they are starting this again because they ... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 8

    2/28/2016 8:17:15 PM, by ADLINS

    I can't believe I'm over half done with the challenge. Just four more weeks! This coming week is my last week of three sessions with the traine... Read more

  • Never give up!

    2/24/2016 12:09:38 PM, by *MARY*

    I am a repeat offender to Sparkpeople. I was activ... Read more

  • Challenge - Weeks 6 & 7

    2/20/2016 9:49:06 PM, by ADLINS

    I missed last week! But, not because I stopped working out. I took a short trip out of town and had a boat load of stuff to do before I left. ... Read more

  • I must remember this....

    2/15/2016 2:07:50 PM, by GORIANA

    "Don't beat yourself up." You've heard that, right? I have. It never made any big impact on me. I always told myself that I was cool with my... Read more

  • January review

    2/12/2016 12:29:36 PM, by GORIANA

    Here is what I've done last month to achieve the goals for the year: 1) Naples Island Swim (August 2016, Long Beach, CA) I'm swimming with m... Read more

  • Starting over again......

    2/11/2016 3:11:05 AM, by CALIFSUE

    My actual start date was November 1st 2015, goal to go to the gym every single day for 1 year. Grest job and a 15# lose until January 3rd. (64 da... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 5

    2/7/2016 11:19:25 PM, by ADLINS

    It's hard for me to believe that I'm now five weeks into the challenge. I graduated this week from flexibility to endurance. Holy moly. Good, ... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 4

    1/31/2016 9:06:47 PM, by ADLINS

    So, this week it seems like I'm really moving forward. We've moved from a good portion of the hour being stretching to incorporating more streng... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 3

    1/24/2016 7:27:26 PM, by ADLINS

    This week I met with the trainer two times instead of three as he had a wedding to attend. Worked out okay as I like to run mall errands on Frid... Read more

  • Still forging ahead

    1/21/2016 11:31:56 AM, by MAJACH3

    So I made it through Thanksgiving without gaining anything. But there's something about Christmas and New Year's that makes eating healthy more d... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 2

    1/17/2016 7:59:25 PM, by ADLINS

    I've completed Week 2 and am so glad I gave this a go. The trainer I wound up with is a good guy. What impresses me is that he doesn't "go easy... Read more

  • Challenge - Week 1

    1/10/2016 4:23:16 PM, by ADLINS

    The challenge started this week. Only two days, rather than three due to the start date, but it will go to three this coming week. The fi... Read more

  • 2016

    1/5/2016 5:28:49 PM, by GORIANA

    Last year was a dud and it made me sad. This year will be better if I include these things: 1) Naples Island Swim (August 2016, Long Beach, CA)... Read more

  • It's a New Year and a Challenge....

    12/31/2015 11:06:57 PM, by ADLINS

    This past year for me has been good and a little frustrating. I've been in my new locale for about a year and a half now. The job is okay, but ... Read more

  • Christmas is right around the corner

    12/17/2015 10:00:01 PM, by CALIFSUE

    I can't believe December is 1/2 gone. It will be Christmas eve in 1 week! I haven't weighed this month, though I have been tempted. I don't fe... Read more

  • Still losing

    12/15/2015 1:27:08 PM, by MAJACH3

    I will say this is the longest I've ever committed to eating healthier. And what do you know, it works! I started this journey (for the final t... Read more

  • Still going strong!

    12/14/2015 1:28:40 PM, by CALIFSUE

    I just finished day 44 at the gym. I am not sure how many days in a row I will make. (One day at a time.) I feel good about it. I have not weighe... Read more

  • Feeling Success

    12/1/2015 10:34:01 PM, by CALIFSUE

    I feel good about my weigh in today. Totaling a 9 lb lose since November 1st, 7 lb since my last weigh in on November 7th. I can't remember the e... Read more

  • Weigh in Tomorrow

    12/1/2015 12:25:39 AM, by CALIFSUE

    I'm excited to weigh and measure tomorrow. I haven't had a scheduled weigh and measure day since I was the manager of a Curves in 2003. I did wei... Read more

  • Ready for December

    11/30/2015 1:04:50 AM, by CALIFSUE

    Today I sat down and planned the next 7 days of meals. I eat simple, so it isn't that hard to line it up. I think my hardest part is eating on ti... Read more

  • Making small changes 1 step at a time, my plan

    11/29/2015 3:08:00 AM, by CALIFSUE

    I've been a member of SparkPeople since August of 2007. I love reading the articles, recipe's , exercise tips and personal successes. I have sta... Read more

  • Walking by the wayside

    11/24/2015 8:26:07 PM, by MAJACH3

    Well, I haven't quit walking. But I feel I'm going to be on a longer break than I prefer. With out of state in-laws visiting, boys out of school ... Read more

  • I Weighed

    11/13/2015 3:34:19 PM, by MAJACH3

    This is a followup to my previous blog about taking a break from the scale and weighing myself once a week instead of daily. I have to say... Read more

  • woo hoo even with the rain

    11/6/2015 8:08:20 PM, by MARTHAR3

    I was able to get out and walk some today.. Wasn't quite ready for the gym.. But will be Monday. Not so sore & tired. Which is great I hit all my... Read more

  • Scale or not

    11/6/2015 3:48:07 PM, by MAJACH3

    Let me start by saying this isn't the first time I've had this question. I've tried different tactics in the past. But I will say this is the f... Read more

  • Oh for the love of pizza

    11/5/2015 10:44:21 PM, by MAJACH3

    When I need/want to, I can say no to pretty much any food/drink now. Chips, no. Candy, no. Pop, no. I truly use to enjoy a heaping bowl or two of... Read more

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